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Benedict XVI has named Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch as the new president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (video).

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said he was surprised to be named the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Communio has posted links to his articles.

Rome Reports profiles Archbishop Rino Fisichella, first president of the new Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation (video).

The Economist pontificates on the “Popeshuffle”.

Nine governments have challenged the European Court of Human Rights ruling on crucifixes in Italian public schools.

The Catholic Church has given £350,000 to the needy in London.

Vatican Radio talks to the Holy See’s lawyer Jeffrey Lena.

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark looks ahead to the papal visit to Britain (audio).

Thinking Faith talks to the Catholic chaplain to Manchester United about football chaplaincy.

Fr Michael Gollop asks what Pusey would have made of the Pope’s offer to Anglicans.

Michael Sean Winters signs off at America magazine.

And comedy writer Jane Bussmann explains why a visit to Uganda cured her anti-clericalism.

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The Foreign Office has ordered members of its papal visit team to undergo “urgent diversity training” following the leaking of a memo mocking the Pope.

Catherine Pepinster explains the background to the Foreign Office fiasco.

Andrew Brown, Neil Addison and Rob Vischer react to the Macfarlane ruling on religious discrimination. Simon Sarmiento has more reaction.

A 73-year-old priest has been killed in India.

The French Catholic Church is seeking candidates for priesthood on Facebook.

Philip Jenkins considers how the abuse crisis will change the Catholic Church.

Fr Raymond de Souza goes another round with Christopher Hitchens.

The Economist tours the Vatican Secret Archives.

Professor Eamon Duffy tries to define Anglican patrimony at a conference on Anglicanorum coetibus.

Joanna Bogle hails the new English translation of the Mass.

Matthew Archbold says ultrasounds will prove to be “the Rosa Parks of abortion”.

And the Church has finally done something to make Andrew Sullivan proud.

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Denmark is the latest European country to be affected by the abuse crisis.

The Economist says “much hope now rests on a pastoral letter that the Pope is preparing for Catholics in Ireland”, due out tomorrow.

The BBC’s David Willey says that in four decades of reporting from the Vatican he has “never seen a graver crisis“.

Michael White, assistant editor of the Guardian, says the papacy has endured worse crises before and survived them.

The Catholic News Service sums up the strenuous debate in the US Catholic media over the healthcare bill.

Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale reveals the names of several members of the new commission on Medjugorje.

Legal expert Joshua Rozenberg puts the Catholic Care ruling in perspective.

Organisers say that bringing the Pope to Coventry in September will be “like organising a huge pop concert“.

Rome Reports celebrates a Jesuit architect, painter and master of optical illusions (video).

And L’Osservatore Romano hails an Oscar-nominated film inspired by the Book of Kells.